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Re: Licensing question about the BSD

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Licensing question about the BSD
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 09:55:15 -0500
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Bruce Lewis writes:
> If he does not license it under the same terms, then he has no copyright
> protection; the only copyright in force is for the original GPLed code.

This is not true.  He is infringing the copyright on the original code by
distributing the derivative under terms other than those of the GPL but he
still owns and can enforce the copyright in the portion of the derivative
that is exclusively his work.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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